Ingá: Learn about the benefits of the Amazonian fruit

 Ingá: Learn about the benefits of the Amazonian fruit

Lena Fisher

O ingá is the fruit of the Inga tree, a tree widely found in Brazil. Although it is not one of the most famous fruits, it is rich in great properties that can greatly benefit your health.

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Also called ingá-white, ingá-chichica and ingá-mirim, it is common in the Amazon region. Its shape resembles a pod. Also, its name is of indigenous origin and means "soaked" - full of water.

Benefits of the ingá

Strengthens bones

The fruit is rich in minerals, especially calcium, so it is known as a great ally for bone health. Therefore, its consumption can be a way to prevent health problems such as osteoporosis (brittle bones).

Protects eye health

Besides minerals, it is also full of vitamins, such as vitamin A, which is excellent for eye health as well as skin health. Among the problems that vitamin A can help prevent are cataracts (blurred vision), glaucoma (damage to the eye nerve), and, in the skin, problems as serious as cancer.

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Strengthens immunity

It helps strengthen immunity thanks to the vitamins and antioxidants contained in its composition. In addition, it prevents or relieves inflammation, including the action of free radicals, which cause oxidative stress, the effect of which can range from premature aging of the skin to the formation of tumors in the body.

Relieves pain

Inga helps relieve pain, especially headaches and migraines. It can work as a natural remedy to solve these problems because it has astringent action. So, to take advantage of this benefit, just consume the fruit "in natura" or use its pulp to prepare a delicious juice that will help ease the symptoms.

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How to consume the ingá

  • In natura;
  • Juices, vitamins and smothies;
  • Fruit salad.

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Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.